Akshay Kumar tests positive for COVID-19, will skip Cannes Film Festival


Mumbai: Superstar Akshay Kumar will not be able to attend the 2022 Cannes Film Festival as he tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.

Taking to Twitter, Akshay wrote: “I was really looking forward to supporting our cinema at the India Pavilion at #Cannes2022, but unfortunately tested positive for Covid.”

Akshay was supposed to walk the red carpet on the opening day of the 75th Cannes Film Festival as part of the Indian contingent along with music maestro AR Rahman, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and actor Pooja Hegde.

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Expressing his disappointment at not being able to attend the festival, Akshay further wrote, “I am going to rest. Many best wishes to you and your entire team, @ianuragthakur. Really gonna miss being there.

It is the second time in over a year that Akshay Kumar has been diagnosed with the virus. In April 2021, he shared that he tested positive for the virus.

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